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Current Fellows

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    Mock Election: Egypt’s Pageantry, and America’s

    November 14, 2016 The day before America’s presidential election, the American University in Cairo hosted a mock vote. My colleagues from the Cairo Review of Global Affairs handed out ballots to students. It was part of a promotional effort for the Fall 2016 issue, which focuses on “Democracy Deficits,” in America, Russia, Pakistan, and elsewhere. Lo ...
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    Cairo Comics, Between High and Low Art

    I presented this paper, originally entitled “Alterative Origins of Arab Comics,” at the second annual Cairo Comix Festival on October 4, 2016, hosted at the American University in Cairo. It was part of a seminar day devoted to comics scholarship, including presentations from the British critic Paul Gravett and the French critic Jean-Pierre Mercier. The ...
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Past Fellows

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    Pramila Jayapal: First Indian American Woman Elected to Congress

    Past ICWA fellow Pramila Jayapal defeated Brady Walkinshaw in the race for Washinton’s 7th congressional district seat.  Jayapal won with 57 percent of the vote, making her the first Indian American woman elected to congress.
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  • How Europe Sees the Presidential Election

    In addition to Al-Jazeera and other media, Transatlantic Magazine covered ICWA’s 24 October event on ‘How Europe Sees the US Presidential Election.’  This well-attended event included panelist and Trustee Tod Sedgwick and past fellow and past Chair, Joe Battat.  Transatlantic Magazine Editor Robert Guttman writes that “The conference, hosted by my former colleagues, the Johns ...
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